Have you ever stopped to really ponder God’s amazing providence in your life? I’m not talking about recognizing and counting the gifts (though I would highly recommend doing that, as well) God has placed in our every day lives, but the true working out of the details that He orchestrates on so many occasions – [...]
I have read some tutorials lately to help me learn how to take better photos of my Christmas tree – they help with photos of other lights, too – so I decided to share some of my successes with you.
Note: I have had my DSLR for about a year and a half and am by [...]
My birthday was Monday. Michael was scheduled to leave on Sunday for a 2 week TDY and wouldn’t be here for my actual birthday so he planned our traditional birthday celebrations for Saturday afternoon.
Saturday evening, after the children had given me their hand made birthday cards and our traditional store-bought birthday cake, Michael sent Eli [...]
Three years ago, I gave birth for the third time. But that third time would also end up being my last I never planned on the 3rd being the final, so knowing that I, most likely, will never do the baby years again has really shown me how to cherish them. I’m sad [...]
Last week, the children and I had the awesome privilege of “tacking on” Michael’s new stripe!!
Master Sergeant Michael Venning
For those of you not familiar with the military way of life, tacking on is mostly just a ceremonial and fun way to celebrate putting on a new rank. Every base does it a little differently, [...]
Well, there’s nothing like dropping off the face of the blogosphere for a few weeks, right?
I have so many things I want to tell you, several hints and tips that I’d like to share with you and more importantly, how much God loves you and desires for you to grow and prosper in your faith, [...]
July 2010, Pikes Peak Colorado
Michael left a couple of weeks ago for a TDY to a base in Tennessee. This TDY is a little different in that it’s actually an on-site school/training he has to attend before he can sew on his next rank on June 1.
Prior to him leaving, we discussed the possibility [...]
We are so incredibly blessed. This move has come quite quickly, but it’s all working out so smoothly!
As of Monday, we officially have a place to live once we move to Ohio. We’ve never even stepped foot in this house, but thanks to the help of a great friend and the property manager, [...]
Last night as we were awaiting Michael’s return from a long day at work, the boys’ bedtime came and went. I sent Jacob to grab some library books and we cuddled up on the couch to read and wait.
About 10 minutes into our reading session, I noticed Eli was feeling a bit heavy and upon [...]
Have you ever gone through a time when you just knew the enemy was at work in your life? Well, I’m there right now.
I have had such a difficult time recently with feeling so unqualified to mother these treasures.
I have been unkind and have not shown the Father’s heart to my children of late. It [...]